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Rufous-crested coquette (Lophornis delattrei) Waqanki Lodge, Amazonas, Peru. Oct 13, 2022 Geotagged,Lophornis delattrei,Peru,Rufous-crested coquette,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Rufous-crested coquette (Lophornis delattrei)

Waqanki Lodge, Amazonas, Peru. Oct 13, 2022

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  1. Now we're talking!
    I'd seen the species last year (see the other photo), but right in the moulting season, which meant its famous crest was a pale shadow of its normal self!
    Seeing this, a proper male in his full splendor, has to rank up there in my all-time top bird encounters.
    Plus we were extraordinarily lucky as this male's preferred perch was just a couple meters from the mirador, so over a couple hours, me and my friends probably took a combined thousand photos of that single bird! It was very tough to pick a single photo from that shoot for JD, and in the end, I had to go with this one, as the vivid green iridescence of the throat is very rarely visible like that.
    Posted 4 months ago
    1. Holy crap, that's a shockingly good photo! I was about to go to bed but now I'm wide awake lol. Posted 4 months ago
      1. Haha thanks! I was wondering what you were doing up at this ungodly hour!
        I mean, I love all hummingbirds but in my opinion, there are very very few that punch in that weight class.
        Posted 4 months ago
      2. Here, if you want to see a few more photos of that handsome fellow :)
        Posted 4 months ago
        1. Very nice additional angles! Posted 4 months ago
          1. Yeah it was a proper photoshoot haha Posted 4 months ago
  2. Congratulations Thibauld. What a thrill it must have been to see this beauty. Fantastic capture of the eyes! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks Niel! Posted 4 months ago
  3. I think I would have dropped the camera. Just amazing Posted 4 months ago
    1. Yup, a couple tears might have been shed on the spot! Posted 4 months ago
  4. Fantastic picture - Coquettes are amazing, I saw my first in Brazil a few years ago and I was mesmerized! I tried for a picture but none of them were any good, I can well imagine that you needed a thousand photos and several hours to get such a picture. Congratulations. Posted 4 months ago
    1. I think Brazil has the highest number of coquette species! They're very high on my list, along with the Visorbearers and Plovercrest! Posted 4 months ago
  5. Awesome! so beautiful! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 4 months ago
  6. Well, wow! That's incredible! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks :) Posted 4 months ago
  7. Congratulations to this truly excellent capture Thibaud!
    What an impressive lil‘ bird!
    Posted 4 months ago, modified 4 months ago
    1. Thanks Alexander! Posted 4 months ago
  8. Absolutely amazing Thibaud. So excited for you & so to us - Wonderful!!! So far failed to find a coquette but there's always something to strive for. Well done! & the other shots on ebird!! Posted 4 months ago, modified 4 months ago
    1. Thanks! And good luck in your future coquette-seeking endeavors haha Posted 4 months ago
      1. Cheers! ;¬ Posted 4 months ago
  9. Your photo was one of the top 10 most popular in 2022! Congrats!

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    Posted 2 months ago
  10. wow...ok ok ... Posted 2 months ago
    1. Can't go wrong with a coquette strutting his stuff :) Posted 2 months ago

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The rufous-crested coquette is a species of hummingbird native to the tropical slopes of pacific South America. Due to its small size and population, it is a rare sight even within its native region. Males of the species can be easily distinguished by their striking rufous coloured spiked crests, and females, while less obvious, can be identified by their small size and rufous coloured foreheads.

Similar species: Swifts And Hummingbirds
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Nov 20, 2022. Captured Oct 13, 2022 12:16 in W2GF+8RW, 101, Moyobamba 22000, Peru.
  • Canon EOS R6
  • f/10.0
  • 1/800s
  • ISO4000
  • 500mm